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Wednesday, July 8, 2015


By Mary A. Adair

Five Stars for O’Neill’s Texas Bride Book 2 in The McClintocks Series.

I enjoyed this second installment to the McClintock Series. You do not have to read the first book, The Texan's Irish Bride, to enjoy or follow Finn’s and Stella’s story, but you will miss out on another great story if you don’t. I love the way Caroline weaves the lives of her characters together and breathes such life into her stories that you long to read their next adventure

Finn O’Neill dreams of having a ranch of his own. A ranch that meets all his hopes and dreams comes up for sale. He can only swing a deal for the purchase if he is able to convenes Grandpa McClintock to help him with the purchase. Grandpa is happy to help, but he needs a favor of a covert nature, from Finn as well. He needs Finn to become a miner in the Farland Coal Mine and uncover who is behind the disastrous accidents happening in the mine. To do this Finn must pretend to be a miner. Though this favor may prove to be extremely dangerous, Fnn is willing to take the risk to get the ranch he has dreamed of for so long.

Stella Clayton’s father is a team leader of the most productive team working in the Farland Coal Mine. He is also on the short list of suspects for causing the deadly cave ins. Stella hates that her father must work in the mines and fears for her young brother who will someday have to join the workers in the deep, dark tunnels that have taken so many lives. Stella teaches school and dreams of someday finding a way for her and her family to leave the coal mines. Falling in love with a coal miner is something she will never allow herself to do.

This story is a delightful tale of mystery, dreams, love and happy endings. You can find it at most online venues. To purchase on Amazon, click here..

 Book two, McCLINTOCK'S RELUCTANT BRIDE, will be released on July 15th.     


  1. A great review, Mary! Since my grandfather was a coal miner, I found the story to be both interesting and informative. Love Caroline's books!

  2. Thanks for the review, Mary. I shared it on social media.

  3. Thanks for the review, Mary. I appreciate your encouragement and support.


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